Born in the old Porterdale Hospital, Doug Garner and his family moved to Conyers before settling into Covington. He attended Newton County High School before working at the Bibb Plant in Porterdale, but instead of waiting for the inevitable draft notice, Garner chose to enlist in the U.S. Army. The year was 1966. Garner was 18.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Brian Bohannon has formally taken over as Kennesaw State's first football coach.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.43 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
An elderly Covington woman was killed Monday when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.
All Newton County public schools will release students early on Friday, March 29 for teacher professional learning activities.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.40 at the Marathon station, location at Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
As county officials try to rally public support for a ZIP code change to accommodate mega medical industry Baxter International, they're a hoping a town hall will be able to turn the tide.
Discussion has raged in the wake of Sheriff Ezell Brown's proposal to restrict where guns can be fired in Newton County, but Brown emphasized Friday that the proposal is preliminary and that he and the Board of Commissioners are actively seeking input.
Investigators have made a second arrest in the Jan. 27 shooting at a birthday party in The Silos subdivision.
This is just a friendly reminder about this Saturday's Cheerios Challenge to make sure everyone's ready for the big races. First of all, registration is ongoing and will be open through the morning of the race. Secondly, the events will be held at the Y on Newton Drive with the 10K race starting at 7:30 a.m., the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk following at 9 a.m. and the 5K anchoring the event at 9:30 a.m.
She's been in Covington recently filming the TV series, "The Vampire Diaries," but actress Jasmine Guy will be speaking about real predators when she comes to Georgia Perimeter College Monday.
Volunteers endured the rain and gloomy weather in an effort to clean up the county Saturday morning, as Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful hosted the Great American Cleanup campaign, the nation's largest annual community improvement program.
A Covington man was arrested for simple battery, after police noticed a woman walking down the street with a lump on her head and a bloody mouth Thursday afternoon.
Ron Bradley, B.C. Crowell, Betty Faith Jaynes, Jake Reed and Dale Carter are just some of the athletes who became big names in the sports world after becoming great in Newton County.
The Georgia Natural Resources Foundation is hosting a Clay Shoot and BBQ Saturday and invites the public to come out and shoot flying targets and enjoy some BBQ this weekend in Social Circle.
Planting joy: The Satusuki Garden Club kicked off National Garden Club Week, June 7 - 13, with a donation to the Newton County Library and placed a pot of flowers along with a proclamation in the garden area of the library for all to enjoy. Pictured are Satsuki Garden Club President Mary Mansker, Secretary Debbie Massey, Stevin Herald and Bob Halcums from the library, Treasurer Virginia Ann Hoffman, First Vice President Christy Lassiter and Second ...
This summer, Main Street Covington and the Arts Association are proud to present these local bands for the Friday Summer Concert Series on the square. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and AJCJobs honored Georgia's nurses during National Nurses' Week, May 6 - 12, 2009 with their fourth annual Nursing Excellence Awards program.
Gene Gadilhe of Oxford gets excited about "spikes." No, not the shiny metal kind - the light green nubs on his orchids indicating they will bloom.
The Covington homeless shelter at Turner Lake Circle is filled with residents and up and running.
The Covington Municipal Airport will close for two months, beginning in late July or early August, when the city begins rehabilitation of the 4,200 feet of older runway.
A woman crying in the street was arrested after officers learned that instead of being the victim of assault, she had been the aggressor in a domestic dispute involving pepper spray and a handgun.
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERT FOR PEA SIZED HAIL AND 40 MPH WINDS IN NEWTON AND WALTON COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT... AT 440 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER ALMON...AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 40 MPH...SMALL HAIL AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING ARE LIKELY AS THIS STORM MOVES ACROSS NEWTON AND WALTON COUNTIES THROUGH 515 PM EDT. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THE STORM INCLUDE GUM CREEK... ALMON...PORTERDALE...OXFORD...COVINGTON...JERSEY...STARRSVILLE...
Generosity: Rebecca Harris (right center), an employee of Bard Urological donates a $3,000 check to the Rotary Club. The check was received by Rotarian Johnny Smith (right). Gay Clark and Valerie Blankenship also joined Harris in representing the Bard Foundation. Harris said that she is proud to represent the Bard Foundation in contributing to the building of the Miracle Field in Newton County and that the Rotary is a major fundraising machine ...
Covington Police Department officers responded to a "trouble unknown" call at the Magnolia Heights Apartment complex at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday to find a hysterical woman covered in blood.
For the second consecutive year, The News clinched the coveted General Excellence award for Division E (biweekly and triweekly newspapers with circulation less than 20,001) at the Georgia Press Association Awards held this weekend at Jekyll Island.
Shiny new bicycles: The WSCC BikeFest gave away about 20 bikes and 30 helmets to local children on Saturday, June 6. More than 50 children rode in the parade, as did 11 volunteers from the Covington Conyers Cycling Club (C4), one volunteer from the Metropolitan Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC) and three officers from the Covington PD. There was also a pancake fundraiser breakfast before the parade, and Mayor Carter assisted in cooking ...
Covington Police Department officers responded to a "trouble unknown" call at the Magnolia Heights Apartments complex at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday to find a hysterical woman covered in blood. According to CPD Lt. Wendell Wagstaff, the officers called LifeFlight for the victim, 23-year-old Tiati Smith, who was bleeding from behind her left ear, even though it appeared the bullet had just grazed her ear or head.
Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office solved two burglaries at once when they arrested two men for an armed robbery Wednesday.
Covington now has a homeless shelter as Rainbow Covenant Ministries received its final certificates of occupation for the three homeless shelter buildings at Turner Lake Circle.